Can’t win ’em all.
First of all, thank you for being such lovely and supportive readers. I look forward to each and every comment and email. In light of all the positive feedback about things like my hodge:podge interview and Artful Ikea Expedit Hack (featured on Design*Sponge and Ikea Hacker), I thought I’d post two fails from this week to show you that I have DIY flops, too.
1. Paper Maché Fail
I was going for something like these:
|Etsy – etco|
|Etsy – One Click Gallery|
|Etsy – Maus Home and Vintage|
But here’s mine:
The bigger ones split when I tried to take them off the mold. Boo. Two delightful evenings spent elbow deep in paste, wasted.
2. Artful Wrapping Fail
Undeterred by my flop, I used the rest of the newspaper I accumulated to wrap a gift for my wee little cousins. I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I can’t not give a gift to a child who does. That’s like kicking a kitten. But I refuse to splurge on holiday wrap so, on a “creative” roll, I did this:
I was going for shabby chic. Apparently I don’t do that look very well. Even the ribbon can’t hide the fact it looks like a toddler wrapped this.
Shameful, when I could have easily done something pretty, like this:
Meh. Someone, if not my family (it’s unlikely they will find this funny) then their mail carrier, will get a giggle from this.